The Gender Roles, Equality, and Transformations (GREAT) Project is an evidence-based international development intervention that succeeded in improving gender norms related to sexual and reproductive health and gender-based violence in Northern Uganda. The GREAT model encompasses several components and places collaboration with local partners and the community at the center of the intervention. GREAT’s elements are tested, evidence-based, and scalable — tailored to life stages within the broad category of ‘young people.’ GREAT is simple and low-cost, and is designed to respect positive norms and values even as it asks communities to examine and challenge those norms and values that are negative.
The GREAT Project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health, Save the Children International, Pathfinder International, Straight Talk Foundation, and Concerned Parents Association. Countless other governmental and non-governmental organizations working to ensure positive health outcomes for young people in Uganda contributed to GREAT's success.